“I think if I have a good breakfast, I could go without food for the rest of the day. I think that until about lunchtime.” ~ Author Unknown
Breakfast is a must for all of us. It is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast is very important for our health and weight management, but not having it at all is the worst option.
Eating in the morning is just a matter of habit. Taking 10 minutes to make and eat some healthy food in the morning can be simple. Fresh fruits, oatmeal, whole grain breads with low-fat cheese, or hard-boiled eggs are just some of the quick and healthy breakfast options, which will not take much of your time, however can make a great difference in your health, mood, and looks.
Healthy breakfast may be your problem solver, which you have been looking for. Make your morning meal your priority and shortly you will enjoy a new healthy habit.
These are 10 reasons, why you should not skip your breakfast and eat healthy foods each morning:
1. Starting your morning with breakfast will boost your metabolism.
2. A morning meal helps keep your blood sugar levels stable during the day.
3. Healthy and nutritious breakfast reduces risk for starving as well as cravings and overeating later in the day.
4. Having breakfast helps feel fuller for longer and eat fewer calories throughout the day and that way control your weight.
5. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast consume more vitamins, minerals, and fiber throughout the day.
6. A morning meal is a necessary fuel not only for your body but for the brain as well. Eating a healthy breakfast helps improve your concentration and productivity throughout the day.
7. People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels, as well as less strength and endurance to engage in physical activity.
8. If you don‘t eat breakfast you may have worse moods during the day.
9. Skipping breakfast influences you having poorer memory.
10. People who regularly skip breakfast are much more likely to become overweight and face a higher risk for serious health problems (for example, type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease).
1. Pereira, M. A. et al. (2011) Breakfast Frequency and Quality May Affect Glycemia and Appetite in Adults and Children. The Journal of Nutrition.
2. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
3. American Diabetes Association
4. The National Weight Control Registry
5. American Heart Association
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture